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            The One Impossible Labyrinth: From the creator of No.1 Netflix thriller INTERCEPTOR

            The One Impossible Labyrinth: From the creator of No.1 Netflix thriller INTERCEPTOR (Paperback)

            By Reilly, Matthew

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            The highly anticipated final adventure in the wildly entertaining, action-packed Jack West thriller series.

            ISBN 9781409194453
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Jack West Series
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            Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials
             

            Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Alice

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            An extraordinary exploration of the ancestry of Britain through seven burial sites. By using new advances in genetics and taking us through important archaeological discoveries, Professor Alice Roberts helps us better understand life today. 'This is a terrific, timely and transpo...rting book - taking us heart, body and mind beyond history, to the fascinating truth of the prehistoric past and the present' Bettany Hughes We often think of Britain springing from nowhere with the arrival of the Romans. But in Ancestors, pre-eminent archaeologist, broadcaster and academic Professor Alice Roberts explores what we can learn about the very earliest Britons, from burial sites and by using new technology to analyse ancient DNA. Told through seven fascinating burial sites, this groundbreaking prehistory of Britain teaches us more about ourselves and our history: how people came and went and how we came to be on this island. It explores forgotten journeys and memories of migrations long ago, written into genes and preserved in the ground for thousands of years. This is a book about belonging: about walking in ancient places, in the footsteps of the ancestors. It explores our interconnected global ancestry, and the human experience that binds us all together. It's about reaching back in time, to find ourselves, and our place in the world.
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            ISBN 9781471188046
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
              

            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

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            For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeb...er and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a reaction to indigenous critiques of European society, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we begin to see what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 per cent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful possibilities than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision and faith in the power of direct action.
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            ISBN 9780241402429
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Going Home
              

            Going Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brungar, Carole

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            When Kiwi nurse Ronnie McIlroy volunteers to spend twelve months nursing in a South Vietnamese hospital in 1967, she's ill-prepared for the poverty-stricken country, the people, or the impact it has. Wonderful tale of love, hope, and courage in the face of adversity.

            ISBN 9780473503932
            Published NZ 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
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            The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden
             

            The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden (Hardback)

            By Duckworth, Dr Chloe

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            On TV, The Great British Dig brings history and archaeology closer to home than ever before, and in this official tie-in book, on-screen expert Dr Chloe Duckworth digs deeper into the sites the show visited, as well as giving practical tips and advice for anyone who wants to have... a go themselves.
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            ISBN 9781844866267
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Galor, Oded

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            A bold retelling of the entire human story from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers What causes living standards to rise? Why are some countries so much richer than others? How might all humans thrive and survive? In The Journey of Humanity, Oded Galor offers a revelatory exp...lanation of how humanity escaped a life of subsistence poverty and began to enjoy previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. It shows why this process took place so much earlier and faster in some regions while it is only just taking place in others, and explains why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed. As humanity faces its greatest ever test, this book of urgent truths speaks across the political divide to arrive at universal lessons that are both hopeful and profound, revealing the keys not only to our species' thriving but to our survival.
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            ISBN 9781847926920
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past
             

            Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCoy, Mark D.

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            Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time. But what... if there were a field that, through the advancements in technology, could bring us closer to the past than ever before? Written by a preeminent expert in geospatial archaeology, Maps for Time Travelers is a guide to how technology is revolutionizing the way archaeologists study and reconstruct humanity's distant past. From satellite imagery to 3D modeling, today archaeologists are answering questions about human history that could previously only be imagined. As archaeologists create a better and more complete picture of the past, they sometimes find that truth is stranger than fiction.
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            ISBN 9780520389724
            Publisher University of California Press
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            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality
             

            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (Hardback)

            By Galor, Oded

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            A grand unifying theory of human flourishing and inequality from one of the world''s pre-eminent thinkers In a captivating journey from the dawn of human existence to the present and back again, world-renowned thinker Oded Galor offers a solution to the two seminal and interrelat...ed mysteries of human flourishing and inequality.
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            ISBN 9781847926913
            Released NZ 7 May 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Paperback)

            By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

            • RRP: $30.00
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            For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeb...er and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we begin to see what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 per cent of their past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture and cities did not mean a plunge into hierarchy, then what kinds of organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful possibilities than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision and faith in the power of direct action.
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            ISBN 9780141991061
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century
             

            Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century (Hardback, Main)

            By Riggs, Christina

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            A surprising new history of Tutankhamun published to coincide with the centenary of his tomb's discovery.

            ISBN 9781838950514
            Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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